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Dark Time Sunshine “LORE”: Not Your Older Brother’s Backpack Rap.

Dark Time Sunshine is a hip hop duo consisting of emcee Onry Ozzborn (Michael Sean Martinez) and Chicago producer Zavala (Alexander Zavala).  They hail from Seattle, Washington, better known as the birthplace of grunge, the home of Tooth and Nail/Solid State Records, and a breeding ground for ...

Tyler Key – Wild Azaleas and Other Tall Tales

Tyler Key's latest effort is the sort of multi-media effort that demands respect from fellow creatives. The core of Wild Azaleas and Other Tall Tales is naturally the album itself; short fiction and other materials shall follow shortly as well. Key seems like a wayward poet of sorts, spinning tales of ...

Premiere: Olivia Frances returns with more down to earth folk pop in “Daffodil Dreams”

Folk/pop artist Olivia Frances resonates with me because not only does she have a down to earth approach to songwriting (always a winner), but also she has Nashville AND Ohio ties. I live in Ohio but have traveled to Nashville enough times for it to start to border on "second home" territory. Anyway, I ...

Jodi - Blue Heron

Jodi – Blue Heron

Though Blue Heron makes Nick Levine’s full-length debut as Jodi, you’re likely already familiar with their sounds. Levine has been a longtime contributor to Pinegrove. Their pedal steel playing helped to define that group as more than just an emo band. On Blue Heron, Levine shows uncanny ...

Times Of Grace – Songs Of Loss And Separation

Heavy metal band Times Of Grace lower the pace on their Songs Of Loss And Separation, but this does not taint its progression and relevance; it gives people the chance to hear a more sincere side to the American band. Led by Killswitch Engage vocalist and main lyricist Jesse Leach, the act desires ...

Andrew Belle shares the “Spectrum” of love

Andrew Belle released “Spectrum” earlier this month ahead of his new album Nightshade.  Belle once again collaborated with long time producer Chad Copelin (LANY, Ben Rector, BRONCHO), drummer/programmer James McAlister (Sufjan Stevens, The National), and fellow artist SYML who co-wrote "My ...

SPLENDOURXR setting out to prove that virtual events are here to stay

What pandemic? Yours truly has been inspired by the innovation emerging throughout the duration of the last year and a half. I want to go to shows regularly again, but I don't want to be "normal." I want this tsunami of outside-the-box thinking to continue. Splendour in the Grass is certainly known ...